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The High Plains of Colorado - Pawnee National Grassland

By Juliemagerssoulen
a dramatic stormy sky over Colorado's high plains and two lone birds flying along the horizon
This photograph was taken at the Pawnee National Grassland of Colorado.  It is an especially depopulated area of the Colorado plains since farming was abandoned there during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s.  However on the day I visited it rained off and on, but I was still able to capture some dramatic sky shots in between the rolling storms. It is a vast expanse of grass that is so empty and open it simply renews your spirit to be there. Nothing gets in the way of the constant wind, whether it is fierce or gentle. I love the stark minimalist landscape. It is refreshing to city eyes.
a dramatic stormy sky over Colorado's high plains and two lone birds flying along the horizon
Grassland A vast landscape with a dramatic stormy sky over Colorado's high plains and two lone birds flying along the horizon. Can you hear the grass rustling and feel the wind in your hair?  Pawnee National Grassland, Colorado
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